Gordon Chisholm
Manager Profile

Manager Details

  • Full Name: Gordon Chisholm
  • Born: April 8th, 1960 (Glasgow)
  • First Appointed: March 14th, 2005


Managerial History


Mar 14th, 2005 to Jan 10th, 2006

Most Appearances Top Scorers
1. Alan Archibald - 36
2. Mark Wilson - 36
3. Barry Robson - 35
4. Mark Kerr - 35
5. Jim McIntyre - 33
6. Paul Ritchie - 29
7. Grant Brebner - 28
8. Stuart Duff - 28
9. Collin Samuel - 27
10. Derek Stillie - 25
1. Jim McIntyre - 6
2. Collin Samuel - 6
3. Lee Miller - 5
4. Barry Robson - 5
5. Grant Brebner - 4
6. David Fernández - 4
7. Peter Canero - 2
8. Jason Scotland - 2
9. Stevie Crawford - 1
10. Stuart Duff - 1

First Match In Charge
Mar 19th, 2005 2 - 3 vs. Celtic, League (SPL)

Last Match In Charge
Jan 7th, 2006 2 - 3 vs. Aberdeen, Scottish Cup

Total Players Used:
23 (31 including unused subs)

Biggest Win(s)
Oct 22nd, 2005 3 - 1 vs. Falkirk, League (SPL)
Sep 17th, 2005 2 - 0 vs. Livingston, League (SPL)

Heaviest Defeat(s)
Dec 31st, 2005 0 - 3 vs. Rangers, League (SPL)
Nov 5th, 2005 0 - 3 vs. Heart of Midlothian, League (SPL)
Aug 14th, 2005 0 - 3 vs. Heart of Midlothian, League (SPL)

Overall Record

Games Won Drawn Lost For Against
36 10 10 16 40 54
(27.8%) (27.8%) (44.4%)

At Home

Games Won Drawn Lost For Against
17 4 8 5 20 23
(23.5%) (47.1%) (29.4%)

Biography

After a playing career as a central defender for Sunderland, Hibs, Dundee and Partick Thistle was cut short at the age of 32 due to a back injury, Chisholm took on a coaching job at Firhill under John Lambie in 1992.

Eventually becoming assistant manager under Murdo MacLeod in 1995, he moved on to Clydebank in 1997 where he continued that role under Ian McCall. Chisholm went on to follow McCall to Airdrie and Falkirk before the management due arrived at Tannadice in 2003.

When McCall was sacked in March 2005, Chisholm stepped in as caretaker manager, and after guiding the Club clear of relegation and to a place in the 2005 Scottish Cup Final at Hampden, he was given the manger's job in a permanent basis.

However, after only five League wins in the first half of the 2005/06 season, and defeats in the first round of both domestic Cup competitions and in Europe, Chisholm was sacked in January 2006.

Following Chisholm's sacking, player/coach Billy Dodds stepped in to the manager's role temporarily for an SPL match against Falkirk at Tannadice, which the team won 2-1.

However, chairman Eddie Thompson had already made his mind up for Chisholm's replacement, and within days legendary United striker and then Inverness CT manager Craig Brewster was appointed as the new United manager. Dodds left Tannadice to continue his playing career at Partick Thistle.


Players Signed

New Players Transferred In
Player Date Signed Fee
1. Lee Miller Jun 3rd, 2005 £225,000
2. Derek Stillie Jul 7th, 2005
3. Craig Samson Jul 29th, 2005
4. David Fernández Aug 12th, 2005
5. Peter Canero Sep 5th, 2005
6. Charlie Mulgrew Jan 5th, 2006

Youth Players Signed on Professional Terms
Player Pro Terms Signed
1. David Goodwillie Mar 28th, 2005
2. Marco Andreoni Jul 1st, 2005
First Signing

Lee Miller
on Jun 3rd, 2005